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Atlas became associated with Northwest Africa over time. He had been connected with the Hesperides, or "Nymphs", which guarded the golden apples, and Gorgons both of which were said to live beyond Ocean in the extreme west of the world since Hesiod's Theogony. [27] Diodorus and Palaephatus mention that the Gorgons lived in the Gorgades, islands in the Aethiopian Sea. The main island was called Cerna, and modern-day arguments have been advanced that these islands may correspond to Cape Verde due to Phoenician exploration. [28] The Northwest Africa region emerged as the canonical home of the King via separate sources. In particular, according to Ovid, after Perseus turns Atlas into a mountain range, he flies over Aethiopia, the blood of Medusa's head giving rise to Libyan snakes. By the time of the Roman Empire, the habit of associating Atlas's home to a chain of mountains, the Atlas Mountains, which were near Mauretania and Numidia, was firmly entrenched. [29] Other [ edit ] The " Atlantic Ocean" is derived from "Sea of Atlas". The name of Atlantis mentioned in Plato's Timaeus' dialogue derives from "Atlantis nesos" ( Ancient Greek: Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος), literally meaning "Atlas's Island". [8] Etymology [ edit ] Atlas and the Hesperides by John Singer Sargent (1925) The western portion of the Eurasian continent is known as Europe. There are 44 sovereign countries, not included are countries that only have a small territory in Europe like Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Turkey. 43 European countries are members of the United Nations ( Vatican City is not. The Holy See, which represents the Vatican City State in international relations, has permanent observer status at the UN). 27 countries are members of the European Union. 747 million people live in Europe.

La Tierra es el tercer planeta del Sistema Solar, considerando su distancia al Sol, y el quinto de ellos según su tamaño. Es el único planeta del universo que se conoce en el que exista y se origine la vida. La Tierra se formó al mismo tiempo que el Sol y el resto del Sistema Solar, hace 4.570 millones de años. Every entry has an introduction section in English. If other languages are native and/or official in an entity, introductions in other languages are added in separate sections. The text of the introduction(s) is based on the content of the Wikipedia encyclopedia. For sources of the introduction see therefore the Wikipedia entries linked to. The same goes for the texts in the history sections. HD satellite images are updated twice a day from NASA polar-orbiting satellites Aqua and Terra, using services from GIBS, part of EOSDIS.Grafton, A.; Most, G. W.; Settis, S., eds. (2010). The Classical Tradition (2013ed.). Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-07227-5. LCCN 2010019667. OCLC 957010841.

Apollodorus, Apollodorus, The Library, with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Radar maps show rain and snow detected in real-time. Data is provided by RainViewer. Coverage is limited and may show glitches/anomalies. Diodorus Siculus (1933–67). Oldfather, C. H.; Sherman, C. L.; Welles, C. B.; Geer, R. M.; Walton, F. R. (eds.). Diodorus of Sicily: The Library of History. 12 Vols (2004ed.). Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. Live satellite images are updated every 10 minutes from NOAA GOES and JMA Himawari geostationary satellites. EUMETSAT Meteosat images are updated every 15 minutes. Dependencies are territorial units that do not have full political independence or sovereignty; they are under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state such as France, the United Kingdom, or the United States, but are not formally annexed.For instance, the Phoenician Hanno the Navigator is said to have sailed as far as Mount Cameroon in the 5th or 6th century BC. See Lemprière (1833), pp.249–250 and Ovid, The Metamorphoses, commented by Henry T. Riley ISBN 978-1-4209-3395-6 What does "Atlantis" mean? And why is the Space Shuttle Atlantis named after something underwater?". 8 July 2011. Vogel, L. Z.; Savva, Stavroula (1993-12-01). "Atlas personality". British Journal of Medical Psychology. 66 (4): 323–330. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8341.1993.tb01758.x. ISSN 2044-8341. PMID 8123600. Atlas was the son of the Titan Iapetus and the Oceanid Asia [4] or Clymene. [5] He was a brother of Epimetheus and Prometheus. [6] He had many children, mostly daughters, the Hesperides, the Hyades, the Pleiades, and the nymph Calypso who lived on the island Ogygia. [7]

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